Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm PDT
debates between mitt romney and president obama. tara mergener tells us both campaigns are now dialing down expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney get their first chance to put their policies side by side this week. wednesday's debate at the university of denver will focus on domestic policy. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the match up. he tried to lower expectations at a rally on sunday. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger and tut with most points on the board. governor romney is a good day bator. i am just. >> reporter: the president is staying in nevada to prepare for the debate and romney is heading to colorado today. new jersey chris christie said romney is capable of a good debate. >> this whole race will turn upsetdown come thursday morning. >> i don't think one event will make or break there campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the
Sep 25, 2012 12:00pm PDT
obama @ mitt romney in new york this morning to discuss foreign policy and randall pinkston shows us that while the president spoke out against iran at the u.n., mitt romney latest plan for the future of foreign aid. >> president obama laid out his foreign policy priorities in front of the united nations general assembly. he used the speech to condemn the attack in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. >> today we must declare and that this violence and intolerance has no place among our united nations. >> the president also said that the united states will do whatever it takes to stop i ran from developing nuclear weapons to regional we believe that there's time and space to resolve this through diplomacy. but that time is not unlimited. >> republicans are criticizing the president for not holding meetings with foreign leaders vowed he is here. the white house says that the president speaks to heads of state on a regular basis. republican presidential nominee mitt romney delivered his own foreign-policy address across town at the clinton global initiatives.
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm PDT
problems, as well. >>> the first debate between mitt romney and barack obama is one day away. both candidates are behind closed doors getting ready. the outcome of the debates could help decide the election. but both campaigns are downplaying expectation. cbs reporter tara mergener has more from the white house. >> reporter: workers are setting the stage for wednesday night's presidential debate at the university of denver. both candidates are behind closed doors today getting ready. mitt romney is preparing in colorado and the latest polls show he is trailing the president in most swing states. >> we can do this. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is on a bus tour working to sway voters in iowa. >> our goal is to earn your support. we want to deserve this victory. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is in the battleground state of north carolina today while president obama studies for the debate in nevada. he is holding practice sessions with former presidential candidate john kerry, playing the part of mitt romney. on monday, the president called campaign volunteers and to
Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm PDT
for the presidential candidates ahead of their first debate. mitt romney is targeting the states of massachusetts and pennsylvania. reports say that he will pull in close to 71 $5 billion at one fund-raiser alone. as for the president, he is expected to raise two and half million dollars at three events. also on the campaign trail, a controversial of the recording of mitt romney is being used against them. >> i do not think that we can get very far with leaders that write off half of the nation. as a bunch of victims who never take responsibility for their own lives. >> both candidates will spend the weekend preparing for next wednesday's presidential debate. a new tell-all book from arnold schwarzenegger is about to hit bookshelves. he is talking with 60 minutes in his first interview since the affair with his family's housekeeper. >> i inflicted tremendous pain on rea, an unbelievable pain on the kids. >> he also says this was the biggest mistake of his marriage, another political tidbit in the book, cow karl rove thought that the actor would never make it to the governor's office here in the g